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Queensland Haematology Advanced Training Pathway

Queensland Health in conjunction with private facilities offers advanced training in Clinical Haematology, Laboratory Haematology, and combined Clinical and Laboratory Haematology.

Advanced Training provides a depth of specialty training under supervision to prepare trainees for independent practice as consultants. It builds on the skills developed in preceding training through work-based assessments and learning tools.

Training is accredited through:

For information regarding  advanced training positions in other Pathology sub-specialties, please refer to the Queensland Pathology Training Programs webpage.


To be eligible to apply for selection as a Haematology advanced trainee in either the Clinical Haematology or combined Clinical and Laboratory Haematology pathways, an applicant must meet the following entry requirements:

To be eligible to apply for selection as a haematology advanced trainee in Laboratory Haematology, an applicant must meet the following entry requirements:

It is an RCPA requirement that all laboratory Haematology trainees hold general registration with the Medical Board of Australia, or for those who have gone through the overseas trained specialist (OTS) pathway, have limited registration and have been issued with an AMC Report 1.

See the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration information as a medical practitioner in Australia.

Other requirements

Trainees must be willing to rotate across campuses as well as to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Mater laboratory and to private laboratories of Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) and  QML Pathology, to ensure maximum exposure to training opportunities and to access all relevant sections within their discipline. Individual placements will be discussed as part of the offer if successful.

How to apply

Applicants seeking a training position should review the following information:

The online application captures information to assess your eligibility and suitability for pathway selection and therefore must be completed.

All supporting documentation must be uploaded electronically and referees consulted prior to completing the online application. Referee reports are generated and emailed to nominated referees automatically once this section is completed via the online application.

Participating facilities

Clinical Haematology training:

  • Cairns Hospital
  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Mater Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital
  • Toowoomba Hospital

Laboratory Haematology training:

  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Mater Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • QML Pathology
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP)
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital

Interview, selection and offer dates

The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health policies including the principles of equal employment opportunity. All applications to the pathway will be reviewed by the Oversight Committee. The committee uses assessment criteria to determine eligibility and suitability of applicants for appointment to pathway positions.

Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking during interview and other mitigating circumstances.

Notification of interview:  Early August 2018
Pathway applicant interviews: 23-24 August 2018
Pathway allocation meeting: 24 August 2018
Acceptance notification: 31 August 2018


Dr Rebecca Adams 
Coordinator - Haematology Training in Queensland

Appeals information for applicants (PDF 118KB)

Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (PDF 140KB)

Last updated: 17 April 2018